Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
concerns, diabetes, etc., in this country. >> suarez: dr. dietz, is there a "not so fast" moment waiting here? are you worried about getting too happy about this report? >> i'm not sure this is good news. when we look at the obesity statistics, the prevalence, the frequency has stayed flat in girls and has s increasing in boys. but with a decrease of 150 calories in boys and 80 calories in girls-- which this study demonstrated-- we would expect weight loss. the only way that we can explain the decline in calories and the increase in obesity in boys, flat in girls, is that physical activity has declined and if that's thecation, that's a real concern because physical activity plays a major role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including obesity. >> suarez: so what's the assignment now? is it stringing together more years of that declining consumption along with, as you suggest, increased physical activity? >> well, for sure we need to decrease consumption, particularly of specific products which contribute excessive calories for the diets of children and adolescents. >> suare
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
. and dr. william dietz is the former director of the division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity at the c.d.c. michael moss, let me start with you. i know there are caveats and things to be further explained, but just the gross statistics: adults consuming fewer calories from fast food, children consuming fewer calories overall. that's good news, isn't it? >> well, that's fabulous news for nutritionists who are concerned about these foods. i mean, these are among the foods that we all hate to love because they're cal or willally dense. they pack in huge amounts of sugar, fat, and salt into small packagings and no doubt have contributed greatly to the obesity epidemic as well as other health concerns, diabetes, etc., in this country. >> suarez: dr. dietz, is there a "not so fast" moment waiting here? are you worried about getting too happy about this report? >> i'm not sure this is good news. when we look at the obesity statistics, the prevalence, the frequency has stayed flat in girls and has s increasing in boys. but with a decrease of 150 calories in boys and 80 calorie
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
one knew who it was. here everyone knows who's doing it. >> that's true. dr. park dietz, very interesting insight. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >>> now, stay right there. we have a first person account of today's massive tornado that pounded hattiesburg, mississippi. i'm about to talk to a man who watched that storm hit and is standing in what's left of his home tonight. >>> half past the hour now. let's take a look at the headlines. some 4,000 people are stranded on a cruise ship that caught fire and lost power in the gulf of mexico. the carnival triumph is now using emergency generator power. officials say the vessel will be towed to the nearest port in mexico. another cruise ship is on the scene and providing folks on board with food and drinks. >>> 30 people have been crushed to death in a stampede in india. officials say people were crowding a rail station during one of the biggest religious festivals of the year. the stampede happened after someone fell from a platform bridge in alahabad. an estimated 40 million people are there for a hindu pilgrimage pilgrimage.